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Everything posted by Gazz

  1. Whent I were a lad, we played with jumpers for goalposts, no referee, no fouls and a tennis ball. An actual football was a luxury and we only used to get one of um for five minutes before going back down into t'pit for a twenty-five hour shift.
  2. In this particular case, Dier's not looking at the ball because he's misjudged the flight of the ball and missed his header, so the ball is behind him while he is still in mid-air. Although his arms are away from his body, they're not in what I would consider an 'unnatural' position for the task he's performing at the time i.e. jumping. We use our arms for balance when we jump, especially when not jumping from a stationary position. If that's a handball by the interpretation of the law, the law is wrong. To add to that, it was never a free kick for the set-piece that lead to the incident.
  3. xG values were calculated by analysing thousands of shots and noting whether they resulted in a goal (1) or not (0). Then the conversion ratio was calculated based on the percentage of goals versus no goals. Every place on the football pitch was then assigned a value based on this calculation. So it's literally noting where the shot came from and assigning it a value based on a matrix. It's not shown on that map as it's classed as a special occurrence but, for example, the dataset suggested that on average, for every 1000 penalties taken, 760 resulted in a direct goal, therefore 760/
  4. Ipswich Previous: Swindon Blackburn
  5. American Barbecue Challenge on Netflix is basically Great American Bake Off.
  6. Does anyone else see Dune being a massive bomb? It's probably a lazy comparison but I've always seen Dune as 'Star Wars without the popularity'. Now, you've got this $200m film, based on a 50+ year old book no-one under the age of 40 has read that's not actually all that good to begin with, a talented but lacking in a real box office draw cast, the pandemic, and it's opening right before Christmas and a week before Wonder Woman 1984? Seems like a perfect storm to lose $100m and be the industry's new 'John Carter'.
  7. The two players (Diop and Cullen) and Moyes travelled tonight and the players were named in the starting eleven, so I would guess that the positive tests came after they left the training ground. Rest of the squad who were on the bus with them are all potentially infected now.
  8. Just a thought, based on the idea that most matches take about one hour fifty minutes to complete that watching Final Score on BBC1 has taught me through the years, the Liverpool vs Arsenal match next Monday kicks off at 8.15pm, which means it should finish around 10.05pm, which is five minutes after the pub curfew. Good luck getting a crowd to leave five minutes from time if it's an entertaining and/or tight match.
  9. And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider's name was... Rebekah Vardy!
  10. Six games into the season and I've already brought the type of football to Leyton Orient that Myke would have appreciated...
  11. If he doesn't have a monster throw, I demand a DNA test.
  12. Suarez and Costa vs Ramos and Varane. Every. Body. Dies.
  13. I just want Dele and Lingard at the same club. The social media engagement numbers, which is what football is all about, will be absolute fire.
  14. There's no way any of Alisson's female friends are lesbians. Maybe before they met him, but not now. Have you looked into his eyes? Guy's a dreamboat.
  15. I've been a Newcastle fan for 27 years, being two goals down at home to Brighton inside ten minutes is nothing.
  16. Lindelof is one of those donkey centre backs you usually see playing for the team that finishes 14th in La Liga but he somehow wangled himself a move to Man Utd.
  17. Latest reports suggest that Gareth Bale has suffering a hamstring tear filming his transfer announcement social media video.
  18. Different players. Jota is going to provide cover to Salah and Mane, and he's also got the ability to play the Firmino role if necessary. I can't imagine Werner was ever going to come to be second choice in any position and I get the impression that Klopp is very reluctant to mess with the front three, given how successfully they combine and compliment one another.
  19. Manuel Neuer now has to quarantine for two weeks after attending the match as a spectator.
  20. Jorge Mendes is moving the Portuguese pieces into position for Liverpool's retaliatory signing of Ronaldo next summer when Messi signs for Man City.
  21. To be fair, their 'insights' are Hope the centre back who isn't the best centre back in the world has a shit game Hope one of the best full backs in the world has a shit game The two lads who have scored 165 goals between them in the last three seasons like to focus on attacking Finish your chances It's not exactly Bielsa deconstructing Derby's entire gameplan as a public flex, is it?
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